January 27, 2023
Schedule available for Three Minute Thesis
Theses and dissertations can be more than 80,000 words and take hours to present, but graduate students in a competition at Kansas State University have just three minutes and one slide to convey their often highly technical research to a lay audience.
The Graduate School will host the annual Three Minute Thesis Competition, or 3MT, Feb. 8 and 22.
Nearly 80 master's and doctoral students will compete in the first round of competition, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 227 and the Flinthills Room, both in the K-State Student Union. View the first-round competition schedule. Eight to 10 participants will advance to the final competition at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room.
Both the first round and the final competition are open to the campus and the general public.
In the final competition, judges will select first- and second-place winners. The first-place winner will receive a $500 scholarship and will represent K-State at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools' 3MT competition March 31 in Chicago. Second place will be awarded a $250 scholarship. Additionally, the audience will participate by voting for the people's choice winner, who will receive a $125 scholarship.
Questions about K-State's Three Minute Thesis Competition can be directed to Megan Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Graduate School's student success coordinator.